New Tech We Love


Student’s dozing off in class? Wake them up and get them focused with Kahoot! Utilizing a quick-and-easy online quiz builder while playing on your students’ competitive spirit, Kahoot! allows students to respond from their smartphones, tablets, and laptops to compete for who has the top score in real time. Based on a game-type simulation, this free website and app allows students to take control of their own learning and participate in class like never before.

To find out more, visit the Kahoot! website here:

Office Mix

Tired of the same old PowerPoints for every course? Well now you can jazz up your presentations with Office Mix! Utilizing your current presentation and adding interactivity as well as voice overs, your PowerPoint can transform from “blah” to dazzling. With polls, quizzes, and surveys in real time as well as animations and more, your students will sit up and listen with Office Mix which you can download for free from Microsoft.

To learn more, visit the Office Mix website here:


Sick of having to log in or wait several minutes for just a one question poll to load? Never again! Combining paper and technology, Plickers does the seemingly impossible task of gathering and grading answers in only a few seconds.  Employing a unique scanning method, you can use just your smart phone or tablet to collect answers from your students who hold up unique cards. Collect analytics on your students and track learning without log-ins, loading times, or computers all with only one smart device in the classroom! Plus it’s free.

To discover more, visit the Plickers website here:

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